Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. The last time I wrote a post on here was 7 months ago... and I’d lost 2 stone. Since Christmas, I’ve been piling on the weight back on. Since December, I’ve gained around 1 stone.
I feel really unmotivated - especially during this lockdown. I feel isolated & as if there’s no point. I really want & need to get back on track and continue with my weight loss journey. I’m just ashamed to say that every time I give it my all, I fail. I’ve recently been binge eating as a result of me feeling a lot less confident within my self, this is obviously the wrong way to deal with these emotions. I think I’ve been an emotional eater for years and these are where my problems lie when it comes to weight loss.
From my current weight, I need to lose about 2 stone 7 pounds. Im currently 17 and 18 in December. I’m hoping I can reach my goal weight for my 18th. I’m so disappointed in myself that I’ve let myself gain so much weight back on. I am really struggling at the moment.
If anybody has any tips on how to get back on it and stay on it ( mindset ) and any tips about binge eating/emotional eating. I’d appreciate it so so much!! I’ve had to have a lot of courage to write this post I think!! 💪🏼
Thanks all in advance,
Hello Amber, it's nice to see you here
I'm sorry to see that you have had a tough time since Christmas. You are not alone, many of us are feeling just the way you do and some of us have gained weight as well. It's great that you have come back to us to find some support.
I don't think you joined in with a weigh in group last time so that would be a good place to start. You can find the link in Pinned Posts or Events, this will help you
It would be helpful if you joined in with the Daily Diary and shared your menu's so that we can see what you are eating.
As far as the emotional eating goes, I would suggest that if you are feeling lonely, phone a friend or strike up a conversation with somebody else in the house, it's very hard at the moment to meet up with friends and family, but you know eating won't stop the loneliness, so try not to give into food. We are very lucky to have a wealth of technology nowadays that enables us to stay in touch. Remember there is light at the end of the tunnel, by the end of this month, hopefully we will be able to get out again and even with some restrictions, things will improve.
If you are feeling anxious try and go out for a walk or do some form of exercise, this really will help and if your bored turn to a hobby, if you have one, if you don't, then maybe it would be good to find one, you could find a book to read, or get an adult colouring book, or prepare some meals for the freezer, paint your nails, have a mini spa at home, whatever takes your fancy.
If you have time on your hands you could always come and have a chat here
I hope that you will find something useful in the above to help you along
Hi there! Thank you so so much for your response. 💜
I hear many of us are struggling and some have gained some weight back. I have joined the group you have sent via the link, this is the weigh in group I think. I hope this will help me with motivation and being part of a group who are all dedicated at working towards their own goals.
In regards to the emotional eating, you’re completely right! I’m not even sure why I go to food, because I feel incredibly guilty afterwards and I’m aware that it isn’t the answer. I will try to keep in touch with others and go out walking!
Thank you again very much!! I need to join groups in here - I’m a little unsure how to work it and where to start but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
Amber are you using the App or full website?
I’ve got the app 😉
You will struggle to get to some parts of the forum if you're using the app. Log on to the website, using your browser, then follow the link lucigret has given you and it should make sense
Ahh Ronny I see. Thank you so much! That massively helps 💓
I'm hoping that you have discarded the App now Amber.Here is a link to the Pinned Posts,
If you scroll down through you will see all the Events and clubs that we have on offer. All you have to do is click on them and they will take you straight to the page.
You will see the Weigh In there, just click on it and it will take you to it. It doesn't close until 9pm tonight, so you still have time to introduce yourself there